Thursday, February 28, 2013

Milky Berry High Tea

Last Saturday my friend Cat organized a High Tea meeting for all the Lolitas within a close distance to our hometown and I was invited too. ^^
I had already decided to wear my wonderful Milky Berry dress, but I only had time to create a nice coordinate the day before, because of a singing performance. Luckily the outfit I had made up in my head worked perfectly! I had decided to bring out the beautiful red print by combining the dress with my red Baby cardigan and red shoes. To keep some white in the outfit I chose to wear my beautiful white tights from Fly Away Fashion. I wanted to bring my star bag with me, but I thought it made for too much pink in the outfit. Solution: I added the red with white polka dots bow from my cutsew dress to it!
I really loved my outfit so much! My mom was kind enough to take some pictures of me. ♥

Milky Berry One
✿Milky Berry High Tea✿
My outfit rundown:
Headbow: Angelic Pretty
Cardigan: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Jsk: Angelic Pretty’s Milky Berry
Accessories: Angelic Pretty, Chocomint, Paris Kid’s, offbrand
Tights: Fly Away Fashion
Shoes: Bodyline
Bag: Angelic Pretty

Milky Berry Two

Milky Berry Three

Milky Berry Four

Milky Berry Five

Milky Berry Six

Mily Berry Seven

After taking pictures it was time to put on my coat (with matching scarf) and go on my way to meet the girls. We met up at the train station, after which we went to drink Bubble Tea. After the last two girls met up with us, we went to the restaurant where the High Tea would be. Although it wasn’t really a ‘high’ tea (as in ‘tables filled with tons of food’) it was really nice and we spent a lot of time just talking about bits and things, like Disney movies.
After a long time we left the restaurant again, after which we took some pictures. Then we returned to the train station (after some quick shopping at Claire’s), where my dad would pick me up. The other girls went to Cat’s house to spent some more time together, but I couldn’t stay longer for I had to start packing. You will see where I went in my next post… ^^

High Tea Meeting
A picture of all the lovely girls together! ^^

I had a superfun afternoon! All the girls were looking their finest and the food was great! I felt really pretty in my outfit too! ♥ Thank you for reading! I hope you like my coord!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tokyo ’12, Day 11 – The Journey Home

The alarm went off around 5 am, so early! I had a lot of trouble waking up. >_< We showered, got dressed and went to check every corner of the room to see if everything we wanted to bring back with us had been packed. Then my mom and I left the room with our suitcases, while my dad did the last thorough check. After that my dad joined us and we made our way to the elevators, saying goodbye to our hallway. The hotel was completely quiet. We waited in the hall until our bus would arrive around 6 am. After some time the orange Airport Limousine bus arrived and we handed our luggage to the driver.

Airport Bus
ht Friendly Airport Limousine bus that would take us to the airport.

The bus was empty, so we could choose any place we wanted to sit. We decided to sit at the front. After a while, the bus driver sat down behind the wheel and we drove off, leaving our hotel behind.
The bus drove all around Shinjuku to pick up passengers. The first hotel we passed was the Shinjuku Park Hyatt, the hotel from ‘Lost in Translation’. At every hotel we waited for passengers and then continued our way. We were (quite negatively) surprised when we waited outside the Hilton hotel. Such a famous and expensive hotel, yet we had to wait for ages until we could leave because a certain form had to be signed! Oh well. Finally we went on our way to Narita Airport.
The route the bus drove was the same as the bus my dad and I had taken back to the airport on our previous trip to Tokyo. We past the clock, drove for a long time and then we went over the Rainbow Bridge (we could see the Skytree!), past Odaiba and Disneyland and we saw the IKEA again too! We ate our bread rolls while looking out the window, saying goodbye to Tokyo (and to my lovely Melon bread).
We arrived at the airport, where the passengers for the first terminal left the bus. Then the bus continued its way to terminal two (which was like 200 meters). When we got there, a little line of airport staff members bowed (while the bus pulled over XD) and then pulled out all the luggage from the bus at an incredible speed! Very impressive.
On our previous trip, my dad and I had flown back with Japan Airlines. Now we would fly back with KLM, therefor we had to be in a different terminal. We entered he terminal, where my dad checked us in. We also checked in our luggage (yay, no more dragging suitcases along).

Our flight wasn’t very hard to find, being the only KLM one. XD

We checked the details of our flight and then went through passport check. We arrived at the (official) airport, but I must say it was quite boring. Everything was grey and quite quiet. Luckily there were some shops we browsed. I found a book store that sold a book I loved as a child, but then of course in Japanese! Very cute. I bought a KERA magazine at that store.
My mom and dad got some coffee at a McDonald’s. We initially wanted to eat something, but apparently the pin device was broken and we only had some coins left. So coffee it was.
We walked around for a while. Through the windows we could see our airplane already. It was so big!
We passed a souvenir shop called Tax free Asakusa and my mom went inside. They had really nice (and cheesy, haha) souvenirs, including a lot of key chains. My mom said: ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if they sold the little lantern key chains here you’ve been looking for all this time?’ And can you believe it? They did sell them! I just couldn’t believe my eyes! XD I immediately bought two.

Just to prove the key chains were really there!

I also bought a beautiful black hair clip with flowers on it. After I had paid my mom showed me a really sweet souvenir: a little board with five Japanese girls on it, dressed in kimonos with Japanese things on it like cherry blossom trees and kimonos. She loved it so much I decided to buy it for her!

Mom with her cute souvenir! ♥

My mom also bought some chocolates for the flight. Then it was time to head to our gate, where we waited for a while until we were allowed inside. Around 10:10 am it was time. I felt quite sad while walking through the tunnel to the plane. I was saying goodbye to Japan, hoping to return someday again.
We sat down on our seats: my dad at the window, me in the middle and my mom at the aisle. After a while, the plane was ready for takeoff. We drove to the takeoff strip and the plane made speed and left the ground (*sniff*).
The flight was long, but okay. My mom and dad switched places after a while and mom loved looking out the window, because she could see the beautiful mountains and lakes we passed. I mainly watched movies: Atlantis (I had never seen that one before) and A Knight’s Tale (without subtitles, great for my English, although with a buzzing plane it was a bit hard sometimes). My mom watched the Hunger Games, so we could all talk about it. It also made us read the books after we had gotten back! The chocolates my mom and bought were really good: they had different nice fillings! ♥

Cold Mountains
The beautiful view!

The downside of the flight were the incredibly annoying people sitting in front of both my parents. They were so terrible: jumping around in their seats, dropping down the back rest without even thinking of the person sitting behind them. The woman in front of my dad constantly demanded attention from the stewardesses! Ugh, I was so lucky I had no one in front of me. Around 12 pm (Japanese time) we received lunch. We all chose Japanese style. We got rice with a nice sauce, a bread roll, salad with some kind of meat in it, vegetable salad and jelly with fruits in it for dessert. It was really nice! Somewhere during the flight we got a cup of water and a cup of yoghurt I believe. Breakfast was less nice: we got some kind of pasta with another bread roll, salad and fruit pieces, but the pasta wasn’t very nice.
After hours and hours of flight, our destination came closer. The plane started to descend and we finally hit the ground, back in our own country around 10 pm (Japanese time).

Blue Plane
Our huge plane from the outside.

We followed my dad and went to pick up our suitcases. We could see my grandpa and my brother waiting behind the windows. After a while we saw our suitcases appear, picked them up and left the hall. After passing the doors we could finally hug our family again.
We put our suitcases in my grandpa’s car and he and my mom drove to our house, while my dad, my brother and I went back by train. At home we could finally hug our dogs again too. Even though I missed Japan from the moment the plane left the ground, it was also good to be home. Of course I hope I can return to Japan someday again! It really, really hope so.

This was my last Tokyo post! Thank you all so much for reading about our adventures! I hope you enjoyed them! All of your comments were so nice and they always made me really happy! ♥ Thank you for staying with me~!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tokyo ’12, Day 10 – Tokyo Skytree and Shibuya

On Wednesday we woke up and I felt a bit sad: this would be our last day in Tokyo. Of course we wanted to enjoy it to the fullest, so we quickly got dressed and went on our way to the 25th floor to have breakfast at 7:45 am.
It was strange to know that everything would be for the last time, like breakfast. I was going to miss the delicious dumplings, slightly old fries and pieces of paper saying you would either return to your table or that you had finished your meal.
We had a nice seat next to a window, where we could see the city. The weather was perfect: if we looked around the corner of the window frame, we could see Mount Fuji behind a building! We finished our lovely breakfast and went back to our room to get our things.

Meal End
‘Meal end.’ Such funny English! XD

Then we went on our way. It was quite busy on the streets: lots of suits everywhere! We arrived at Shinjuku station and took the metro to Kanda to get to Asakusa. There we took the special Skytree train again, which was a lot less crowded than Sunday!

Pretty Stairs
The beautiful stairs leading to the Skytree train station.

We arrived at the Skytree station and walked outside, into the nice, warm sun. We went up the escalators and quickly discovered, to our great joy, that there were no long lines outside! After checking with a staff member where to go, we walked into a big building and went to stand in line. Okay, so there was a line and it was pretty long, but it was in no way comparable to the lines from earlier that week. I noticed that most people who stood in line were elderly people. Coincidence? XD
We waited for quite a while, but it wasn’t unpleasant (even though I almost wrecked the sweater of the woman in front of me with my bag, ahem). The closer we got to the ticket counters, the more fun it got. On big screens hanging above the people, an animated city was shown with little people and cars moving around, showing all kinds of fun facts of cultural Japan.
We finally reached the ticket counter and bought our tickets to the first deck (if we wanted to go to the highest level we had to buy separate tickets on the first deck, very strange system). Then we went to stand in line again to get to the elevators. Yes, lots of lines!

Tokyo Skytree Folder
Ready to enter the Skytree!

After a while we were allowed into an elevator and went up, up, up, to the first deck: 350 meters high! The deck was quite big and had tons of windows, which gave us a gorgeous view on the vast city of Tokyo! The windows were decorated in Halloween stickers too.

Skytree View
One of the many pictures we took of the view! If you look closely you can see the Tokyo Tower in the left upper corner.

We walked around the whole deck, looking at magnificent Tokyo from every side. I could even see Disneyland in the distance! It’s not far away at all!
Suddenly, a tiny, old woman pulled my sleeve and asked if she could take a picture with me. I said yes, although I was a bit confused. She really didn’t want to leave me alone until she got her picture, haha! XD Very strange.
After the picture we continued to walk around. I think we all took pictures from every possible side of the deck. The view was so amazing! The only downside was that Mount Fuji wasn’t visible anymore, but hey.

Skytree Shadow
Looking down on the enormous Skytree shadow!

My parents were craving coffee, so they went to get some at the Skytree Café. I got a Skytree ice cream, so good! It tasted like milk (sounds strange I know, but it was so nice)! It also had cereal in it! While enjoying our coffee and ice cream we just stared out of the windows. The view was so amazing, I can’t tell you enough!

Milk Ice Cream
My delicious little ice cream~!

After we had looked around enough, we went to stand in line for tickets to the Tembo Galleria, the second deck with the spinning hallway along the tower. After a short wait we bought the tickets and went to stand in the next line for the elevator. We quickly were allowed inside.
The elevator shot up (scaring me a bit, since at a certain point we could see the city outside and how fast we were going through windows) and we arrived at the upper deck, where we were welcomed by a staff member in a Skytree dress.

Tembo Galleria
My dad was very happy to finally be at the Skytree!

We joined the crowd looking out the windows and whoa: the view was even more beautiful here! We could see so far away! We took many pictures and then walked up the spinning galleria, where we reached the highest point a person could get when visiting the tower. We just enjoyed the view for a while from every side. We also watched a little while people were having their picture taken by a photographer at the official photo spot.

Picture Moment
The photographer taking pictures of people. I thought it was quite cool!

My mom sat down for a moment because she had gotten a little tired, when a staff member walked up to her and tried to tell her something. My mom thought the woman was asking her if she was alright, but it turned out she was trying to tell my mom she couldn’t sit there. XD
We took the elevator down to the first deck again, where we browsed the souvenir shop for a bit. The goods weren’t very special, but I still bought a key chain for memories.
We left the very crowded shop again and had a little fun standing on glass windows in the floor (thought my mom didn’t really like it that much). They really showed how high we were!

High Up
The Skytree is so high! And this was only the first deck!

Then we went down to the safety of steady ground again.
We passed a photo corner where you could take a picture with the official Skytree mascot (because everything in Tokyo needs a mascot). My dad and I couldn’t leave without a picture!

My dad and me with Sorakara-chan!

We passed more shops, but we didn’t enter them. We left the building and while we were walking, we decided to take more pictures underneath the huge tower. My dad lay down on the ground and took some pictures of my mom and me (it must have been quite a sight)! My dad also asked for a picture with one of the staff members, because of her cool Skytree dress!

Skytree Hug
Underneath the Skytree~!

We had gotten quite hungry (which wasn’t surprising as it was lunch time) and we decided, even though we had sworn not to do it, to go to McDonald’s (XD). We entered the small restaurant, where little toy train tracks were built in front of all the windows, which looked super cool!
We ordered chicken nuggets and somehow found a free table and enjoyed our simple lunch. After some discussing we decided to go to Shibuya again, to take new pictures with Hachi and to cross the big crossing again, this time in the sun. After staring at the countless trains passing the windows we left the restaurant and walked towards the station, passing the One Two Tree! shop.
We took the metro back to Asakusa and from there we took the straight line to Shibuya, where we arrived around 2 pm. We first looked around the station for a bathroom (my mom could have sworn she saw a family member of hers walking around there XD) and then we just stood by a window to look at the big crossing getting crowded! I can’t tell you how much I love the big Shibuya crossing. Despite the fact it doesn’t really have a well known name, lots of people now it unconsciously.

Shibuya Crossing
Wonderful crowded Shibuya crossing!

We watched for a while and then decided to go outside. We walked up to Hachi’s statue, where we took some really nice pictures together with him. My mom loved him so much! ♥

We all love dogs and we all love Hachi! ♥

We decided to take come pictures at the big crossing, so my mom and I walked to the other side when the lights turned green and my dad waited. When the lights turned green again, we walked back and my dad took pictures. We did this a second time, to make sure we had some nice pictures. It was a lot of fun! ^^ Then we walked to the other side, together with my dad. Suddenly we heard a weird sound of rolling wheels and two (Western) skateboarders maneuvered through the crowd of people, one holding a video camera. I thought it was pretty dangerous and apparently so thought the police, because later I saw a couple of policemen talking to the skateboarders and their faces were not so happy.

Shibuya Moment
My dad and me at Shibuya crossing!

We decided to just walk around Shibuya for a bit. My dad wanted to visit the Spanish Slope again, a Spanish-like winding street, which we found after a while.
We looked around the little streets, enjoying all the shop fronts (and also those that covered the second floors of buildings with pretty stairs leading to them). We passed a wonderful Bershka (I don’t really care for the shop, but the store front was made of neon green glass, really cool). We passed a cute shop where they sold the sweetest animal plushie slippers. When I noticed a sign that said ‘3 pairs for 1050 yen’, I didn’t hesitate for a moment and chose two pairs of dog slippers (one white and one brown) and one pair of bunny slippers. Inside they also had a lot of those gorgeous skin coloured tights with prints on them and as they were also 3 pairs for 1050 yen, I chose three pairs: one with hearts, one with stars and one with love on it. My mom bought a really nice cap in the same shop too. ^^ We also briefly visited the Disney Store.
It was 3:30 pm by now and we decided it was time to go back to the hotel to start packing, as there wasn’t any opportunity to do that the next day. We walked back to the big crossing, when I suddenly got an idea: I really wanted a jumping picture on the big square! I told my parents to get ready and as soon as the traffic lights turned green, I ran as fast as I could to the middle of the zebra crossing and started jumping like an idiot! It must have been quite a sight, but at least we got some really great pictures! People did laugh a little, but hey: I laughed too! XD

Shibuya Jump!
Yay, a jumping picture on the big crossing! I love the result of my weird behavior. XD

We walked up to the station when I suddenly saw a girl wearing a ‘free hugs’ sign. Call me crazy, but I just love hugs! So I walked up to her and we hugged, haha! XD She was so happy and sweet. ♥
I took a last good look at Shibuya. The buildings looked so beautiful in the light of the setting sun.

Bye Shibuya!
Goodbye Shibuya! Hopefully I’ll see you someday again!

We entered the station and bought tickets so we wouldn’t have to recharge our Suicas (I bought an extra ticket for memories). We took the metro back to Shinjuku, passing Harajuku for the last time (*sniff*). We exited Shinjuku station and bought some bread rolls at Hokuo for the next day, as there wouldn’t be a chance to have breakfast at the hotel.
We arrived at the hotel, where my mom and I already went to out room while my dad took some pictures of the outside of the building. He had wanted to do that before but forgot, so now was his last chance.
When we arrived at our room, my mom and I started our almost impossible quest: packing everything into our suitcases! We had bought so much (well, I had bought so much) that it was a big adventure to find a place for everything. Luckily both my mom and dad are pretty good at packing. We managed to divide everything well and we only had to leave superfluous things behind, like shampoo and toothpaste.
We decided to eat at MyLord for the last time, so we grabbed our bags and left the hotel. It was strange to know this was our last night in Tokyo. Every day we discovered new and interesting things, but the streets we walked every day to the station had become familiar and even a little at home to me. Realizing this was the last time for who knows how long made me a little sad.
We arrived at MyLord where we decided to eat for the last time at Café Est! Est! (we really liked that café, haha). My mom ordered a bowl of something I really can’t remember, I chose a salad with chicken wings and smiles and my dad ordered the 15 inch long plate filled with different kinds of food. While we were waiting for our orders to arrive, I noticed one of the waiters, who was so incredibly cute! ♥ Oh my God, I fell in love with a Japanese guy for one night. *_* He was so good looking! I really had to make sure I wasn’t staring at him, ahem.
Our food arrived and it was so good (meanwhile I still secretly looked at waiter-kun now and then). My mom didn’t really like her dish unfortunately, as it was really hot.

Dinner at Café Est! Est!
Our wonderful dinner!

When we had finished, I asked if I could have one of the big ice creams from the shop window. They looked so good and I really wanted to try, plus they weren’t that expensive at all! My dad said it was okay, so I went to pick one from the window. My mom also ordered a crêpe.

Amazing Icre Cream with Cake
And this is what I ordered! No, your eyes are not deceiving you: there are two pieces of cake on it!

My ice cream and cake were sooo good! ♥ Ugh I could eat one again right now!
After I finished my ice cream, my dad went to pay (I stood outside of the restaurant, too shy to stand close to waiter-kun). I really wish I had asked his name. I would have loved to know.
We left MyLord again and walked back to the hotel, where we packed our last things. We wrote a little note to the cleaner (I wrote ‘thank you’ in my prettiest katakana), uploaded pictures to Facebook and Skyped with my brother. Even though we had to wake up very early the next day, we just couldn’t lie down to sleep. Around 12 am we decided we really needed to rest for the next day and went to sleep after all.

Purchases of the day

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lolita at a Convention and Fashion Show

Last week, on Sunday the 10th of February, I went to an animeconvention with my friend Tiana. We both share a love for anime and manga and we’ve been to conventions together before, but that was quite a long time ago already.
I got asked by Katie, owner and creator of the Lolita brand Fly Away Fashion, if I wanted to participate in the fashion show she was organising for Tsunacon. Of course I said yes and while plans were being made, I asked Tiana if she wanted to come too! ^^
On February 3rd all the Lolitas had their ‘clothes fitting afternoon’ and on the 10th Tiana and I made our way through the snow to Rotterdam, the city I also happen to be studying. We somehow found the location quite fast and spent a long time standing in line in the freezing cold before we got inside. After some trouble with the tickets we were officially welcome to the convention and I got dressed into Lolita in a toilet (I am so never doing that again)!
We spent a fun day looking around and buying things. Tiana added some new manga series to her collection and I managed to keep my spending down to two mangas, a cute necklace and two cute sticker sheets. After we explored the building, Tiana took some pictures of me in my Milky-chan outfit.

Pearly Milky-chan Full Outfit
✿Pearly Milky-chan✿
My outfit rundown:
Headbow: Angelic Pretty
Cardigan: Angelic Pretty
Jsk: Angelic Pretty’s Milky-chan of the Fawn
Accessories: Angelic Pretty, Claire’s, Fly Away Fashion, offbrand
Bag: H&M
Socks: Angelic Pretty
Shoes: An*Tai*Na

Pearly Milky-chan Head shot

Pearly Milky-chan Hands shot

Pearly Milky-chan Half shot

I had wanted to wear my Milky-chan again for some time and after coming up with a nice pink and white coord, I decided to wear it to this convention! I combined my outfit with a few pink and white accessories and pearls around my neck and in my hair. I really love buns in Lolita, especially combined with a head bow and I loved the way it looked on me. I hope I can do this more often! ♥

The day slowly passed and it was finally time to go to the stage and put on our fashion show outfits. We also practised our routines twice, to get used to the length of the music and get comfortable with the stage.
Every model portrayed a Lolita style and mine was Bitter Sweet. I got to wear a split wig! I was really hoping I would wear a split wig and I was right! I was so happy! The dress I wore had a black bodice and a sweet strawberry print on the skirt.
It was time to open the doors and all the models hid behind curtains. Then the show started! I waited for the model before to walk in my direction and then my music started (Kesenai Tsumi from Fullmetal Alchemist ♥). I walked together with Alexandra, who wore a skirt with the same print as mine. It was quite nice to be on stage together with another person. It gave me a bit more confidence.
Every model did wonderful and after the last model had left the stage we did all entered the stage one more time to make the final bow! ^^ Here are some pictures from the show:

Fashion Show Shots

After the show we took a group picture (plus a silly group picture) and then it was time to go. It had been a great, tiring but fun day! ♥

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tokyo ’12, Day 9 – Shopping Day

On Tuesday morning, we slept a bit longer. Our Disney adventure had taken a lot of our energy, so we deserved to sleep a bit longer. We got dressed and went to have breakfast.
We had decided to make this day our ‘shopping day’. We had checked online what kind of weather it would be in the days after Disney. Tuesday would be a grey, bit rainy day and Wednesday would be clear and sunny. We wanted to return to the Skytree, so we wanted nice weather for that, making the choice of day easy.
My mom and I had noted the places we wanted to return to to do some last shopping, which were MyLord in Shinjuku, Harajuku and MaruiOne in Shinjuku. We decided to start at MyLord.

Ready for Shopping
My mom and dad ready for our shopping day.

We calmly browsed the stores of MyLord a bit. I really wish we had a mall like this near where I live. ^^ My mom spent some time in the Home&Kitchen store. She bought some adorable small bowls and drink coasters in the shape of biscuits. We both also spent quite some time at the DIY shop, where my mom bought supplies and beads to make necklaces and I bought a lot of supplies to deco things!

The Home&Kitchen store, in Halloween style.

We passed a store where they had beautiful tulle skirts on display and I tried on a Bordeaux red one. The shop girls were super sweet and enthusiastic (as usual ♥) and my mom decided to buy it for us both. We also browsed my mom’s favourite shop: Casita (Retro Girl), where she bought another soft scarf for a friend. I bought three gold glittery hair accessories in the shape of a star, bow and a ballerina. They also had adorable hats with little ears on them. I kind of regret not buying one…
As it was past 12 pm already, we had gotten a little hungry. We decided to have some crêpes at Café Est! Est!

What to choose?
The way too many amazing choices at Café Est! Est! *_*

My parents both chose a crêpe with tiramisu, I chose one with whipped cream and banana. The crêpes were very delicious and made a wonderful lunch! ^^
We went on our way again to Shinjuku station, where we took the Yamanote line to Harajuku.
When we arrived at Harajuku, the sky was quite grey but there was no rain (lucky us). We followed the road to Takeshita dori, which was a lot less crowded than Sunday! ^^ We entered the shopping street and suddenly, while looking down a hall with stairs I remembered we hadn’t done any purikura yet! My mom really wanted to do it, but my dad passed to get some coffee at the McDonald’s across the street.
When my mom and I got downstairs, our eyes had to get used to all the colourful booths! I quickly fund a purikura machine I wanted to enter: Kyary’s Puri-ma-donna (that name is just genius)!

Purikura booths
Kyary’s Purikura booth really is an eye catcher!

It was a bit complicated to explain to my mom what to do while simultaneously keeping an eye on the time and where to put my stuff, but we managed! We took some nice pictures and then went to the other side to decorate them! It was so much fun! My mom got a bit over-enthusiastic and covered me completely in bows on one of the pictures, but we couldn’t find the eraser! Luckily, two English-speaking girls were doing purikura in the next booth and they were able to show me! ^^

I looove purikura! We should have done it more! Shame the pictures don’t come out as big as they are on the screen.

Because there were no other people using our booth, we had plenty of time to decorate. The result was really cool (even though my mom was a bit disappointed by the size of the pictures when they came out. XD)!
We took our pictures with us up the stairs and joined my dad, who had just finished his coffee. We continued our way and entered the Paris Kids, where I bought some really cute accessories including two pairs of the cute cherry pins I had seen floating around the internet. We walked on and entered Bodyline, also significantly more quiet than Sunday. ^^’ I spent some time picking another pair of shoes (I decided on another pair of the ballerina-like shoes, but in red) and I also picked out a nice lavender blouse. My mom discovered a very sweet yellow and pink cutsew that I also bought. When I arrived at the checkout, I experienced one of the many amazing Japanese services when it comes to shopping. The sweet shop girl showed me the size of the shoes and both the blouses, so I could check if I really had the right ones. Suddenly she pointed out that the lavender blouse was missing a pearl. She immediately went to check whether they had any blouses left that had all the pearls, but unfortunately there was only one blouse left with a flaw. So she carefully cut of one of the pearls of the other blouse and put it in a little bag so I could sew it on myself if I wanted to. I thought that was very thoughtful!

Bodyline Purchases
With my Bodyline purchases! ^^

We left Bodyline again and I jumped into Closet Child (this time I really promised not to try on anything). I picked out some adorable Chocomint and Angelic Pretty accessories, but I should have checked them better. One of the Chocomint hairclips has a missing clip. -_- Oh well.

Closet Child Harajuku
A picture I took in Closet Child! All the pretty dresses…

We walked on towards the end of Takeshita dori, when I suddenly noticed a shop to my right where they had lace collars hanging! My mom had been looking for them all week, but just couldn’t find them and now I saw a whole bunch of them! She was so happy, she bought two beautiful lace collars! ^^
We left Takeshita dori and walked into Meiji dori, where we walked on to Laforet. We went down to the Lolita floor and I looked around for a bit at Angelic Pretty, but I ended up buying nothing.

Angelic Pretty Laforet
Wonderful pink Angelic Pretty! ♥

We walked on an passed Nile Perch, the amazing pastelly and cute shop with very high prices unfortunately.

Nile Perch Laforet
A little look into Nile Perch. Sorry for ruining it with my arm. -_-

We walked on again and I went on a shopping spree at Swimmer, where I bought two pairs of socks, a folder with macarons on it, a lunch box and many, many cute accessories. It was so sweet, my dad helped looked around with me and pointed out the cutest things! I received them all in an adorable bag and I even got some Halloween cookies from the shop girl! ^^

Swimmer Shopping
My dad helping me pick out cute stuff! This is my ‘Everything’s so adorable’-face.

It was almost 4pm and we were getting quite tired, so we decided to go back to Harajuku station to go back to the hotel.

Laforet Purchases
My mom wanted a picture of her holding all the (or rather, my) shopping bags. ^^

Back at the hotel we rested for a bit until we were reenergized.
Around 5:30 pm we left the hotel again to go get dinner. We looked around the restaurants at MyLord for a bit (again) and decided to go eat sushi! I mean, you have to eat sushi at least once when you’re in Japan right? We entered a sober but cute restaurant, where we were seated at the bar and where the chef made the sushi right in front of us! It was a lot of fun to look at!

Sushi Chef
Yay, food! Our sushi chef was so nice. ^^

We had all chosen the same plate, a selection of different kinds of sushi.

Mom posing with her sushi because it’s awesome!

The sushi was absolutely delicious and it probably tasted even better because of the atmosphere. Ugh it was so good! ♥
After we finished our dinner, we decided to split up for a while. My dad went to browse around in Tokyu Hands, while my mom and I went shopping at MaruiOne, aka Lolita Heaven!
As usual, Shinjuku looked amazing at night. We passed a cute, old fashioned stall and also a little pink van that sold crêpes. I’ve seen pictures of it on the internet after I got back! After a little while we arrived at MaruiOne.

OIOI One, aka MaruiOne~!

My mom and I entered the shopping center, where I told her bits and things about the different shops. I showed her MILK, which is such a cute shop, and also La Pafait and Jesus Diamante. At La Pafait, the shop girl looked amazing and she was very kind, but at Jesus Diamante they looked suspicious at us, haha! XD
We went up to the seventh floor and browsed Baby, the Stars Shine Bright a bit. Their new print, Ice Queen or something, had just come out and the ice blue version was absolutely to die for! I received a piece of paper showing the new upcoming print (the one with the fairies and the music stuff) from one of the shop girls. ^^

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright MaruiOne
A part of the beautiful Baby, the Stars Shine Bright shop at MaruiOne.

Then we entered Angelic Pretty, where I browsed around for a while. They had nice things, but not really stuff I desperately wanted. I did discover a super cute black cutsew one piece dress, but I wasn’t allowed to try it on (probably because it could stretch or something). It was a shame, because I really liked it, but I didn’t want to buy something that might look not good after all. I browsed the umbrellas for a bit and found a beautiful white umbrella with pink bows along the border. My mom and I loved it immediately and I decided to buy it!

Pink, Pink, Pink
Me with my purchase. I’m disappearing into the pink!

We walked around the floor for a bit and I showed my mom some Moi-Même-Moitié dresses and told her about their prices. We walked around the floor, passed Angelic Pretty again and then went down.

Angelic Pretty MaruiOne
Angelic Pretty MaruiOne in Halloween sphere!

On one of the floors I bought a cute box that looked like a book from the outside and my mom and I took an ‘obligatory’ MaruiOne mirror picture. ^^

Mirror Picture at MaruiOne
Lots of Lolitas visiting MaruiOne take a picture in a mirror, so we did too!

We left MaruiOne again and walked through the enlightened streets of Shinjuku. Suddenly I saw an arcade and I hoped they would have purikura, which was the case! After exchanging some money with a funny machine, my mom chose the pink and green booth Bambi-na to take pictures in! We took some really nice ones and decorating was a lot of fun again! When we were done, we could also choose an option to receive a present. How nice!

Purikura in Shinjuku
My mom waiting for our pictures next to the cute purikura booth.

We received our pictures and present (a little box of pink cotton swabs) and then left the loud arcade again. ^^
We went back to our hotel, where we joined my dad. Instead of buying something for himself he had bought me a pair of cute purple head phones! ♥ They are so nice and comfortable.
We discussed the plans for the next day a bit, Skyped, uploaded pictures and I took some pictures of my purchases. Then we finally went to sleep.

Purchases of the day